Wordbirds: An Irreverent Lexicon for the 21st Century – Leisl Schillinger with illustrations by Elizabeth Zechel (2013)


 For some reason unknown to me, Wordbirds by Liesl Schillinger is listed as a “reference” book. Given that the title includes the word “irreverent”, I am not sure how it became classified as such. It is most assuredly a “humour” book. That cleared up, this beautiful little book is full of gorgeous aviary illustrations, accompanying hilarious definitions for made up words, such as: “Overdoeuvre” – defined as “To eat too many appetizers that you lose your appetite for a meal; or “Macaloon” – defined as One who is loyal to Macintosh computers to the point of obsession. This book is very short, as it is set up like a picture book dictionary, and quite funny, especially for readers who enjoy silly puns. But please, I implore you, do not read it as a reference guide!! #wordbirds #anirreverentlexiconforthe21stcentury #Leislschillinger #elizabethzechel #humour #humor #puns #reference #bird #birds #bookstagram #books #bookstagrammer #book #read #reading #bibliophile #2013 #kalidesautelsreads

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